An Early Canine Meeting
Signed and dated 1855
Oil on canvas 29 x 37 ins
This is one of the most historic of all dog paintings. It depicts a scene at Jemmy (or Jimmy) Shaw's Queen's Head Tavern in 1855. 'Leads', as they were sometimes called, bridge the gap between the early baiting and fighting sports and dog shows, as we now know them. It shows Shaw and many of his regulars, all men, for the ladies had their own shows held in more genteel surroundings. A number of early breeds are shown - Bulldogs, Bull Terriers, Black and Tan Terriers and Toy Spaniels. The walls are covered with prints depicting aspects of sporting life, including boxing, for Shaw was a skillfull lightweight pugilist of his day.
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Scruffts Essex Hylands May 26, 2019
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Picture shows: Finalists of class Emma Alcock and Bailey who came third in Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog at the Judging of the Scruffts Family Crossbreed of the Year competition at All about Dogs Chelmsford, Essex, exclusively supported by James Wellbeloved.
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Crufts 2019 - Best of Breed / Toy
Picture shows Dale Hick from Scarborough with Heidi a Affenpinscher , which was the Best of Breed winner today, (Sunday 10.03.19) the fourth and final day of Crufts 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.
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